Well it started as a good day as we got into the lower flat field as the wind was meant to come from the north, but it never materialised, what we got for our light line event was fog then heavy rain but that didn't stop us even when the water started to run down the field. Five brave members turned up to do battle with the skinnies, some even managed pbs.
With a north east breeze forecast we set up in the flatter field and hoped for the best. The grass was damp until the sun came out and shone down. So with a bright day and the forecasted breeze not showing up but what breeze there was was about 3mph and either cross court or in our face, the pressure was high and not just in the atmospheric. There was a grudge match today with money on the line, a mighty pound. The match was between Mark Matthewson and our own member Stevie Ratcliffe, who would win as it was close all day. Well I have to congratulate Mark on taking the win and a fine display of casting.
It was nice to meet Mark, his wife Charlotte and their lovey kids George and Evie, hope your stay in Northern Ireland is enjoyable.
well the forecast was for a northeasterly wind blowing 20mph and rain. Well at least they got the rain right, the day started bad as we ended up in the top field due to cattle in the lower fields and given the forecasted wind we set up casting uphill. The wind died off very quickly leaving a cross court breeze which barely moved the flags and even blew in our face at times. So with no wind, casting uphill and wet slippery grass distances wouldn't be great but the five members who turned up did battle with the conditions on our 150g day. With the heavy rain grip on the spool was a problem so power was dialed back a bit, but thankfully for the last two rounds the rain disappeared which meant confidence increased and saw almost everyone increase on their best cast.